The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters

The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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These are the greatest, most vile movie characters we love to hate, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list of great villains, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.

Who are the greatest villains of all time? These movie bad guys are the scourge of the movie universe and you can now vote on the meanest villain ever to appear on film. Rank your favorites or add whoever (or whatever) you see missing.

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  1. 1
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    - 1,826

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Batman, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 7,158
    - 1,482


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 5,259
    - 1,417


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 2,966
    - 1,887


    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 2,878
    - 2,098


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3,400
    - 2,418


    Harry Potter universe

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  7. 7
    + 2,811
    - 1,900


    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 2,703
    - 1,729


    The Terminator

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  9. 9
    + 2,808
    - 2,150

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 2,119
    - 1,559

    often listed
    Psycho

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  11. 11
    + 2,863
    - 1,531

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  12. 12
    + 2,466
    - 1,295

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  13. 13
    + 2,517
    - 1,728


    Die Hard

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  14. 14
    + 2,649
    - 1,505

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 2,281
    - 1,578


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  16. 16
    + 2,203
    - 1,579


    Inglourious Basterds

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  17. 17
    + 2,029
    - 1,261
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 2,014
    - 1,570

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    No Country for Old Men

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  19. 19
    + 1,974
    - 1,420


    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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  20. 20
    + 2,415
    - 1,257

    ranked low on reranks
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

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  21. 21
    + 2,219
    - 1,624

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Alien universe  

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  22. 22
    + 1,936
    - 951

    ranked low on reranks
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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  23. 23
    + 1,729
    - 1,264


    Seven

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  24. 24
    + 1,652
    - 1,212


    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th

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  25. 25
    + 1,704
    - 1,021

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  26. 26
    + 1,675
    - 1,257
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  27. 27
    + 1,575
    - 1,007


    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ...

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  28. 28
    + 1,511
    - 1,135


    Misery

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  29. 29
    + 1,359
    - 1,242

    often listed
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  30. 30
    + 1,329
    - 1,011


    Gangs of New York

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  31. 31
    + 589
    - 559

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  32. 32
    + 1,328
    - 959


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,020
    - 704
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  34. 34
    + 1,247
    - 738

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  35. 35
    + 1,216
    - 898


    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

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  36. 36
    + 1,203
    - 884


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  37. 37
    + 1,379
    - 941


    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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  38. 38
    + 1,282
    - 1,200


    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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  39. 39
    + 1,357
    - 1,244


    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  40. 40
    + 1,305
    - 941


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 938
    - 725

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  42. 42
    + 1,098
    - 1,025

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  43. 43
    + 863
    - 787

    often listed
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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  44. 44
    + 860
    - 609


    Beetlejuice

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  45. 45
    + 864
    - 573

    ranked low on reranks
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  46. 46
    + 955
    - 891

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  47. 47
    + 955
    - 726


    Fight Club

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  48. 48
    + 905
    - 674
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Alex Delarge

  49. 49
    + 620
    - 433


    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

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  50. 50
    + 719
    - 517


    Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

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